Iron City Blues
52 minutes / All ages / 2008 / United States of America / Average:
Award-winning documentary about a lawless town & the song it inspired.
Urban legends warn about an isolated Southern town that’s so rough, the locals ran-off their police department and outsiders fear to tread. A lawless place where pot grows, moonshine flows, and anarchy reigns. To biker/bluesman Big Mike Griffin, Iron City seemed like great material for a song. But first, he must find out for himself if the legends are true.
Pack some heat and join the road-trip in a documentary inspired by "Easy Rider". Join Big Mike rides his Harley deep into Tennessee’s backwoods, along with his 40 caliber, and a cigar-chomping ex-Marine as a guide. You'll meet a collection of unforgettable characters as you witness the creation of a song about the most notorious town in the South.
Welcome to Iron City.... Watch your back.
CrewCinematographer: Scott Pessoni
Appalachian Film Festival -- Best Documentary Feature (Nominated)
George Lindsey UNA Film Festival -- Honorable Mention (Nominated)
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
California Independent Film Festival -- Best Documentary Feature (Nominated)